I don't know about you, but when I look through the listings of courses offered by universities I wonder how much of it is necessary. It was interesting to read just the other day that some of the so called "elite" uni's in the U.K are discounting many subjects studied at what must be the equivalent of high school over there, A levels etc - anything that isn't considered core, such as science, math or english is up for scrutiny. Degree's in business, writing, some of the arts and social science courses (not talking creative arts). Hell, even the course I'm doing probably doesn't require a degree, but without it, you can't get anywhere. Not to mention that some people still see a degree or postgrad qualifications as a necessary part of the mix in a partner. Still that status symbol associated with it, although I think that has substantially diminished over the years. The world has become too specialized and the education sector makes a mint from this obsession industry and society has with turning every little activity into a degree. Any takers for a Masters in Farting? Keep in mind you'll need solid average in the Bachelor of Farting before even applying, so if you don't have that, don't even bother! Oh, did I mention it will cost you thousands of dollars and is unlikely to provide you with a single cent in return, but thats cool, cause jeebuz, you'll be farting like a champion!